Chris Swan takes a look at Docker: what it is, why it was chosen, how it became an established platform, and what it takes to package applications and application infrastructure for use with Docker.
Andrew Crump shows how to deploy and scale applications written in a variety of languages (including Clojure and Erlang) to Cloud Foundry.
Nic Williams discusses deploying Cloud Foundry on AWS or OpenStack using Bosh, a tool chain for release engineering, deployment and lifecycle management of large scale distributed services.
Andy Piper discusses the current state of PaaS, and why its success lie in enabling developer productivity, openness and choice, considering Open Source in general, and Cloud Foundry in particular.
Andrew Crump and Chris Hedley discuss extending Cloud Foundry with your own services, including customization at deployment time, and common concerns such as security and user quotas.
Phil Webb offers tips and code samples on how to refactor existing code for the cloud, alternatives to the file system, compiling without the JDK, dealing with gateway timeouts and how to run Tomcat 7
Ramnivas Laddad sketches the architecture of Cloud Foundry, explaining how they manage to do hot swaps without application downtime, including lessons applicable in general distributed environments.
Josh Long and Eric Bottard cover the basics of Cloud Foundry PaaS, how to use it, how to install and use Micro Cloud Foundry, including hands on installation troubleshooting.
Mark Johnson and David Turanski introduce Spring Data for GemFire demoing using Spring Data for persistency across multiple distributed database grids.
Jeremy Voorhis introduces PaaS and CloudFoundry, then explains how AppFog built their own PaaS on top of CloudFoundry.
Derek Collison discusses the goals, the design premises and patterns employed in creating the architecture of Cloud Foundry, VMware’s open source PaaS, unveiling internal architectural details.
Eberhard Wolff introduces Cloud Computing, IaaS/PaaS, comparing the Java support provided by Google GAE, Amazon Beanstalk, VMware Cloud Foundry, and Cloud Bees.